IEA PVPS Trends report, 19th Edition - 2014

PV markets have significantly progressed outside Europe in 2013. China and Japan modified significantly the balance of PV installations in the World, in a context of global market expansion. This report aims at providing a comprehensive analysis of the PV market evolution, together with the policy support for PV applications. The PV industry, its impact on the economy in general and the electricity sector in particular, are at the center of this 19th IEA PVPS Trends report.
Report Scope and Ob­jective

As part of the work of the IEA PVPS Programme annual surveys of photovoltaic (PV) power applications and markets are carried out in the reporting countries. The objective of the Trends reports is to present and interpret developments in the PV power systems market and the changing applications for these products within that market. These trends are analyzed in the context of the business, policy and non-technical environment in the reporting countries.

This report is prepared to assist those responsible for developing the strategies of businesses and public authorities, and to aid the development of medium term plans for electricity utilities and other providers of energy services. It also provides guidance to government officials responsible for setting energy policy and preparing national energy plans.

The scope of the report is limited to PV applications with a rated power of 40 W or more. National data supplied are as accurate as possible at the time of publication. Accuracy of data on production levels and system prices varies depending on the willingness of the relevant national PV industry to provide data.

This report presents the results of the 19th international survey. It provides an overview of PV power systems applications, markets and production in the reporting countries and elsewhere at the end of 2013 and analyzes trends in the implementation of PV power systems between 1992 and 2013.Following the difficult year of 2012 in terms of market growth, industry consolidation, policy uncertainty and ongoing fast cost reduction, 2013 has seen a slower evolution on the cost side but also a growing worldwide market again, although with a different split of dominant markets compared to the past.


Download the report (and former editions) here.